MISSION UNITEDTM connects service members, veterans, and their families with the services they need. This is a collective effort that identifies gaps, disrupts broken systems, and creates systemic change in the areas of health, education, and economic mobility.
About MISSION UNITED:
Vision: To disrupt the military services system, which is often confusing to navigate, and collaborate with community partners to create a stronger support network along the Emerald Coast.
Mission: Mission United empowers service members, veterans and their families by connecting them to the services they need while building a network that supports them.
Launched by United Way Emerald Coast in November 2023, Mission United exists to provide information and support to service members, veterans, and their families when they need it most. We offer a comprehensive and collaborative approach including outreach, information, events, and programs. We are proud to collaborate with and support organizations that serve the military community, ensuring they have the resources they need to thrive.
Align. Create stronger alignment and communication between non-profits, VSOs, MSOs, and other community resources. By supporting our service members, veterans and their families in highly personalized, unique, collaborative, and compassionate ways, we'll make it easier to access available services and resources.
Engage. In partnership with Forever Warriors (powered by Step One Automotive Group), we are developing and leading quarterly events and engagement opportunities for our active-duty service members and military families. We're also discovering ways to engage and train the business community to be more inclusive and prepared for veterans - as clients, customers, and teammates.
Invest. In November 2023, we launched the Mission United fund which will allow us to invest in critical local supports and services in 2024.
If you would like to give to Mission United in honor of our military community, or in memory of a veteran, please donate today.
Why United Way Emerald Coast:
Because we've been doing this work in the civilian sector for more than 65 years! United Way Emerald Coast already serves as a trusted vehicle, bringing stakeholders together to strategically work on innovative and measurable solutions to local issues. Now, through Mission United, we will intentionally serve the military community. We have discovered opportunities to collaborate with our local military installations and create greater synergy between their work and ours. Together, United, it's time to serve those who selflessly served us.
Get Help & Partner Spotlight:
The Florida Veterans Support Line:
Is a free, confidential support line dedicated to service members, veterans, and their loved ones, answered by local veterans. The trained professionals working the Florida Veteran's Support Line can help you through the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life, connect you to community resources and services, and provide emotional support. Click here to visit their website.
If you, or someone you know, needs assistance, please reach out:
M-F from 0900-1700: dial 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838) or text your zip code to 898-211
We will NEVER report your outreach to your unit or commander.
At Forever Warriors powered by Step One Automotive Group:
Their goal is to reignite military community pride and fulfillment, mirroring the sense of duty felt during their service to the nation. Their success is anchored in values like empathy, integrity, unity, humility, and respect, which underpin their unwavering support. Through initiatives like #OperationUpstream and #OperationTDY, they educate families and provide support to Military Children, helping them navigate the unique challenges of military life.
Click here to visit their website for more information.
Please let us know what we can do to better support the military community - or better yet, reach out to join us in these efforts! Please complete the form below and we'll be in touch soon.